Pauline Kael

 

 

 

Age: 82

 

Summary: influential movie critic whose acerbic wit, vast knowledge of the filmmaking process, and passion for film were widely imitated but never rivaled, who was The New Yorker's film critic from 1968 until she retired in 1991 lamenting the disappointing state of cinema, but who was especially fond of 1970's films and championed the works of directors Steven Spielberg, Brian De Palma, and Robert Altman.

 

 

Cause of Death: Parkinson's disease

 

Born: June 19, 1919

 

Died: September 3, 2001

 

Location: Great Barrington, Massachusetts